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Airport Guide to Arlanda (ARN)

Airport Name

Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Airport Location

The airport is located 27 miles north of Stockholm.






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Airport Overview

Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), commonly referred to as Arlanda, is Sweden’s largest international airport and the third largest in the Nordic countries. It is situated 23 miles (37 km) north of the city of Stockholm, near the town of Marsta. In 2010, it served 17 million passengers.

Arlanda Airport has four terminals. International flights are served by Terminals 2 and 5, while domestic flights are served by terminals 3 and 4. A central building, SkyCity, connects Terminals 4 and 5 and houses a business center and a number of shops and restaurants. Each terminal also has its own selection of retail outlets and eateries.

In general, Arlanda Stockholm Airport is highly efficient and has all the facilities you’d expect from a world-class, high-volume airport. Staff are helpful and proficient in English, signage is clear and user-friendly, and transport to and from the city is plentiful. There simply couldn’t be a better place to begin or end your Nordic vacation. 

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Terminal Transfer

A free shuttle service runs between the terminals and to the long-term car parks.


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Getting into Town

Train: There are two railway stations at Arlanda Airport, namely Arlanda South and Arlanda North, and a third, Arlanda Central Station, under Skycity. Arlanda South is closest to Terminals 2, 3 and 4, while Arlanda North is closest to Terminal 5; Arlanda Central Station mainly serves trains departing on long-distance trips. The fastest train is the Arlanda Express, which travels nonstop between the airport and central Stockholm every 20 minutes. A one-way ticket costs SEK 260 (£25).

Taxi:  Taxis are located outside each terminal. A trip to the center of town costs SEK 450-500 (£44-£49) and takes 35-40 minutes.

Bus: Various buses and coaches, many of which operate on environmentally friendly biofuel, run between the airport and the city center of Stockholm. Fare is SEK 90-120 (£9-£12) and journey time is 35-45 minutes.

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Car Parking

Outdoor car parks and multi-story parking garages are situated close to all four terminals, while low price long-term lots are located further away from the airport. Rates for outdoor and multi-story lots are SEK 80 (£8) per hour, with maximum rates ranging between SEK 210-310 (£20-£30) per day and SEK 1470-2170 (£144-£213) per week. Long-term parking, available at the Arlanda Langtid Alfa and Arlanda Langtid Alfa Beta lots, costs SEK 50 (£5) per hour and SEK 110 (£11) for one to four days, with longer stay options and reduced rates applying thereafter. A shuttle travels between these lots and the terminals every eight to 15 minutes.       

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Information Desks

Information desks are located in terminals 2, 4 and 5.


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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs, currency exchange and post office.

Luggage: There are left-luggage and lost-and-found facilities.

Conference and business: Terminals 2 and 5 have lounges with fax, copying machines and Internet access. The Sidewalk Express provides Internet points in the SkyCity Plaza and Terminals 2, 4 and 5. The Arlanda Conference and Business Center is located in SkyCity and provides 48 conference rooms with a capacity of two to 700 people, in addition to exhibition halls that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. Wi-Fi, photocopiers, fax machines and mobile phone chargers are also available.

Other facilities: A chapel, hairdresser, dry cleaner, showers and fitness center, in addition to a doctor’s surgery, a pharmacy and childcare facilities. Terminals 4 and 5 have public Internet workstations.

Wi-Fi: Paid-for Wi-Fi is available throughout all terminals.

Shopping: Terminals 2, 4 and 5 each feature a good variety of retail outlets stocking everything from high-end fashion items and fragrances to electronics, home decor, gifts, toys, books and newspapers. Reputable outlets include Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Motiv Stockholm, Wasa Crystal and WHSmith, to name a few. There are also a number of tax-free shops selling perfumes, cosmetics, clothing and whiskies.  

Food and drink: A wide selection of restaurants, cafes, bars, bistros and fast-food vendors are located in each terminal. Popular venues include Alfredos Restaurant and Bistro, Andersson Food and Akvavit, Buffe, Cafe Ritazza, East and West, Etage Restaurant & Bar, Grab and Fly, Grand Cafe Stockholm, Hava Java, Illy, MAX, McDonald’s, New Orleans Bistro and Bar, O’ Learys, RAI Bar, Robert’s Coffee, Sbarro, Segafredo, Starbucks, Street Food and Wine Bar.

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Car Rentals

Car rental companies at Stockholm Arlanda Airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.